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Suffolk County Executive-elect Ed Romaine names transition team leaders

Suffolk County Executive Ed Romaine at Alston at Station Yards

Suffolk County Executive-elect Ed Romaine on Friday said Empire State Development chairman Kevin Law and Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter will lead his transition team.

Romaine, a Republican elected Nov. 7, takes office Jan. 1. He has asked the team to focus on ways his administration will deliver on his plans, which include increasing law enforcement, suspending the gas and home energy tax and protecting the county’s water and environment, according to a news release.

Transition teams typically are comprised of people of various backgrounds and experiences who help select potential appointees and advance the new administration’s goals.

Law, 63, of St. James, is partner and executive vice president at the East Setauket-based firm Tritec Real Estate Co. He serves as board chairman of Empire State Development, the state’s primary business-aid agency, and is former president of the Long Island Association.

Read the full article in Newsday.